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Brahmotsavam – Venugopalan thirukolam @ Kanchipuram Varadarajar Kovil May 17, 2014

Posted by Dr.NVS in Brahminsnet Postings.
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Namaskaram to All,

At last got my chance to be part of Brahmotsavam today morning. Adiyen had the baghyam to see Vradar dressed as Venugopalan, in Thanga chapparam.

When Varadar blessed us all as Rama (Hanumantha vahanam) could Krishnar be behind, in this purappadu Varadar would be in venugopalan thirukolam.

Our Varadar is granter of all bo ons and this sometimes works to his disadvantage!! When we know our lord is the king of all we could, at sometimes, feel let down as we would not be sure if someone at that level would listen to our request and grant our wishes. With that iota of doubt we would start to go around elsewhere with our wishes, this would make Varadar sad as he likes our company and would miss us. How best to attract us towards him, so today he would exhibit one of his other character – sowlabyam, and assure us he is one among us.

In some temples, during brahmotsavam, the Lord would come as kutty krishnar, crawling with butter in his hands. Varadar on the hand comes out as venugopalan. I guess if Varadar would have come as kutty krishnar we would have no doubt enjoyed the beauty but would not have requested anything, thinking he is a small baby. So Varadar has combined both the attributes of sowlabyam and granter of wishes in one thirukolam.

In the chapparam a cow and calf would accompany Varadar and nacchimaar. The expressions on the calf’s face reflects the state of mind of all of us, how are mesmerized by his beauty and don’t want anything but want only to keep watching him. Don’t want to take more of your time, go ahead and have your heart full.

In my next mail I shall describe how we get a chance to see events around Gajendaran moksham.

Andavan thiruvadiya charanam
Perundevi sametha Devathirajan thiruvadiya charanam

Dhasan,
Kausik Sarathy

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